Rust Launcher Error: LauncherFailure - Game startup failed. Error code: 22

Hi … I haven’t played since the revamp of the game…

I’ve got a "Rust Launcher Error: LauncherFailure - Game startup failed. Error code: 22"
I’ve tried reinstalling the game
I’ve tried “run as administrator” on rust.exe
I’ve tried reinstalling EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe for rust

If i launch RustClient.exe, it works, but got EAC : Disconnected when trying to reach a server

Do you have an antivirus or security package installed?

Hello, thanks for your reply

I have Avast, but i have already disabled it
I had also Malawarebyte antimalware, but i’ve uninstalled it too

Any other idea ? ( i have already uninstall my antivirus and rust + rust client added to firewall exception ) Solved.

Sorry not working :frowning:

Any update on this ?

Could you tell me what 22 means ?

Are you using SpyBot Search & Destroy -software?

Hello knubbe,

I don’t use Spybot S&D

I have uninstall some soft Bing Bar and things like that
Now i have error code 23 instead of 22

Ok, problem fixed : I always download all my steam games to my 1TB HDD D:\games\Steam
Then i move them to my SSD c:\Games\Steam , and i make a symbolic link to make my computer believe it’s still at the origin place

That was the problem, solved by Orkel from Rust Support : "Error 22 is most often caused by the file locations being messed up, when EAC thinks the Rust files are at one place, but actually are in another. "